At the 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival, two presenters decided to reevaluate their work in interactive design by way of a metaphor that taps the festival’s 25-year-old roots: music.
Filmmaker and designer Robyn Girard hopes that her latest project will bring positive stories of what it’s like to be deaf to popular culture.
Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, speaks with Judy Woodruff about U.S. spending on foreign aid. Granger chairs the House subcommittee that appropriates foreign aid funding. Continue reading
Cornelius Dupree was sentenced to 75 years in prison after being convicted of rape and robbery at age 19 in 1980. After 30 years behind bars, new DNA testing proved his innocence and a Texas judge overturned the conviction and cleared his name. Ray Suarez gets more on the case from Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. Continue reading
A new Frontline documentary revisits the evidence presented in the case of a deadly Texas house fire. Cameron Todd Willingham was charged with murdering his three daughters and executed in 2004, but some say that the state executed an innocent man. Continue reading
In other news Monday, at least 10 people are missing after an explosion at an underground natural gas pipeline in north-central Texas, and residents of three Midwestern states are cleaning up after severe thunderstorms and tornadoes struck the region over the weekend. Continue reading
The “Cathedral of Junk” is, by nearly every measure, irregular. It’s equal parts art work and urban jungle gym; improvised wedding chapel and theater venue; an Austin, Tex., landmark and the life’s work of a man named Vincent Hannemann. In March, Austin’s Code Compliance Department told Hannemann that he either had to obtain a building permit and a certificate of occupancy, or tear down the 33-foot-tall, 60-ton sculpture.